Rethinking Urban Space: From Smart Services and Smart Applications to Resilience and Well-Being

A special issue of Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 664

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1. School of Business & Economics, Deree—The American College of Greece, 6 Gravias Street, GR-153 42 Aghia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece
2. Effat College of Business, Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Interests: smart cities; migration; innovation networks; international business; political economy; economic integration; politics; EU; Central Europe; China
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Computer Science Department, College of Engineering, Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Interests: cognitive computing; artificial intelligence; data science; bioinformatics; innovation; big data research; data mining; emerging technologies; information systems; technology driven innovation; knowledge management; semantic web
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increasing pace of urbanization is one of the key sources of pressures that cities and urban space, to use a more general term, are exposed to today. From a different angle, advances in sophisticated information and communication technology (ICT) create the promise that many of the already existing and emerging challenges will be alleviated. The objective of this Special Issue is to encourage research and subsequent debate around the question of how advances in ICT may assist all stakeholders, including decision-makers, businesses, and citizens in the process of making urban space more user-friendly, thus enhancing the wellbeing of city inhabitants on the one hand, and contributing to urban space resilience and sustainability on the other.

The Editors of this Special Issue encourage submissions addressing, but not limited to, the following topics and issues:

  • Smart cities research: new concepts, new approaches, new developments;
  • Smart cities services and applications: supply and demand, issues, developments;
  • Smart cities: regulatory frameworks and the delivery of the best quality of services and applications;
  • Smart cities and smart villages research: issues and developments;
  • Smart cities and migration: issues, challenges, opportunities;
  • Smart cities: democracy, governance, representation, participation;
  • Smart cities: leisure, tourism, art, and culture.

Prof. Dr. Anna Visvizi
Prof. Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras
Guest Editors

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  • smart cities
  • ICT
  • smart services
  • smart applications
  • citizens
  • businesses
  • decision-makers
  • smart villages
  • well-being
  • resilience
  • sustainability

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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